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BCHS FCCLA chapter wraps up busy school year

Butler County High School's Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter has had a highly successful year, filled with notable achievements and contributions to the community. The year began with their participation in the National FCCLA Conference held in July in San Diego, California.

Last year's parliamentary procedure team competed in San Diego and consisted of Briley Webster, Tera Hampton, Case Hooten, Olivia Renfrow, Parker Smith, and Harmony Taylor. They showcased their skills and dedication, resulting in an impressive top-eight placement in the nation. This accomplishment highlighted their commitment to excellence and their ability to compete at a national level.

As the school year commenced, BCHS FCCLA actively promoted their club and engaged in various activities to raise awareness about their organization. One of their notable involvements was attending the state fair in Louisville, where they had the opportunity to showcase their club and its objectives to a wider audience.

In addition, the fall leadership meeting at Western Kentucky University saw MacKenzie Tyree presiding over Region 4, demonstrating exceptional leadership skills. Moreover, Avery Gleason and Harmony Taylor served as regional officers, showcasing their dedication to FCCLA and their ability to assume positions of responsibility.

The BCHS FCCLA chapter also actively contributed to the community through their participation in several philanthropic endeavors. They organized two successful blood drives, demonstrating their commitment to giving back and supporting those in need. Additionally, the members of the club were actively involved in the Patriot Store, an initiative that supports local veterans. They also volunteered at the KSBA event, showcasing their willingness to contribute to the overall welfare of the community.

Recognizing the importance of intergenerational connections, BCHS FCCLA members made cards and baked snacks for the elderly residents at the nursing home. This thoughtful gesture demonstrated their compassion and desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

Furthermore, the chapter participated in regional FCCLA competitions this school year, with several students showcasing their talents and skills. Notably, the current parliamentary procedure team, composed of Maggie Childers, Case Hooten, Maddie Jones, Lily Glass, Blake Bratcher, and Brennan Bartley, achieved first place at the state level. This remarkable accomplishment earned them the opportunity to represent Butler County High School at the upcoming National FCCLA Conference in Denver during the summer.

Other successful participants at the state competition included Mackenzie Pendley and Keegan Forbes, who secured third place in the Focus on Children category. MacKenzie Tyree, another talented member of the FCCLA, participated in the Teach & Train category. Alexis Stanford achieved third place in the Food Innovations category. These achievements underscore the dedication and commitment of BCHS FCCLA members to excel in their respective areas of interest.

Harmony Taylor's election as the State Vice President of Individual Programs reflects her outstanding leadership skills and commitment to FCCLA. Her role in this esteemed position will allow her to contribute to the growth and development of the organization in the coming year.

Moreover, MacKenzie Tyree's receipt of the Golden Horizon award at the state level serves as a testament to her talent and dedication within the FCCLA community.

Butler County High School's FCCLA chapter has undoubtedly experienced a fruitful year, marked by achievements, community service, and personal growth. Their participation in national and state-level events, along with their commitment to making a positive impact in the community, showcases their dedication to the principles upheld by FCCLA. As the year concludes, BCHS FCCLA can look back with pride on their accomplishments and anticipate a future filled with continued success.


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